Ghana’s case count for the novel coronavirus has surged to 566.
This represents an additional 158 confirmed cases in the country.
Of the 566 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 292 were reported from the routine surveillance, 159 from enhanced surveillance activities and 115 from travellers under mandatory quarantine in both Accra and Tamale.
The spike in the number of cases has been linked to the ongoing enhanced surveillance exercise.
“As of 11 April 2020, 23:00 Hrs, a total of 37,954 persons have been tested with 566 being positive for COVID-19. The breakdown of the 566 positive cases are as follows: four (4) have been treated, discharged and tested negative, 552 cases have been categorised as mild disease on treatment, two (2) moderate to severe cases, none currently on ventilators and eight (8) have died,” the Ghana Health Service indicated on its website.
The data from the Ghana Health Service indicates that 66.6% of the cases have no travel history.
Also, the Volta and Western Regions have become the latest to record cases.
With the Volta Region confirming nine cases, the Western Region has one.
Greater Accra Region continues to be the epicenter of the virus with 452 confirmed cases.
Ashanti and Eastern Region follow the chart with 49 and 32 cases respectively.
Other regions that have recorded cases are Northern (10), Volta (9), Upper West (7), Upper East (4), North East (1), Central (1), and Western (1).
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com